Build these 5 cool team spaces right now in Microsoft Teams

You’ve made the transition to Microsoft Teams, but if all you are using it for is chats and meetings, then you’re only using a small portion of the features. Teams is incredibly powerful for team building – way better than Skype for Business. And with BindTuning web parts for Teams, you can boost the usage of this powerful tool to create really cool communication spaces that unite organizations, partners and cross-functional teams. Here are 5 great things you can build today in minutes.

1. Company News Space

BindTuning News web part

Still sending a monthly email newsletter? Put an end to long emails with a short shelf-life. Instead put your company news where your audience spends the bulk of their time – in Microsoft Teams. It’s as easy as using the BindTuning News web part. Let’s show you how we implemented it here at BindTuning.

Beginning this month, all of our Partner Program news is now in Microsoft Teams, driving our partners to our shared collaboration space. We simply posted an announcement in the conversations tab and when a partner clicks on Partner News, they’ll see every news item displayed in blocks, along with the date. The BindTuning News web part is simple to set up and provides several customizable page layouts. You can link to new articles, blog content, external content, really anything. Fresh content is curated all month long and accessible to users on-demand.

BindTuning News Web Part

2. Corporate Images Space

BindTuning Image Gallery web part

No more pixelated images, when your corporate logos are accessible in Microsoft Teams. Create an easily accessible image gallery, where users can quickly access your company branded images, in the size and specifications they need. Using the BindTuning Image Gallery web part display thumbnail images of logos and provide image search capabilities as well.

BindTuning Image Gallery web part

3. Team Communication (FAQ) Space

BindTuning Accordion web part

Give users the answers they need with a dynamic accordion list, displayed in a tab in Microsoft Teams. Incredibly useful for any kind of FAQ’s – new product announcements, information about acquisitions, mergers or even details about the holiday party. For educators it is especially useful to address new student concerns. The BindTuning Accordion web part consolidates and organizes large volumes of information and the search bar makes finding the right information effortless.

BindTuning Accordion web part

4. Trade Show Team Space

BindTuning People web part BindTuning Alerts web part

Give your corporate travelers access to everything they need in Teams. Microsoft Teams is incredibly easy to access from mobile devices, so why not use it to coordinate attendees at events. Create a quick directory of your booth staff, speakers, attendees using BindTuning People web part.

BindTuning People web part

While you are building a trade show space in Microsoft Teams, make sure the team gets easy access to alerts during the event. Alerts are quickly consolidated on one tab for easy access from Teams with BindTuning Alerts web part.

BindTuning Alerts web part

5. Corporate Training Space

BindTuning Filters web part

Create a space for specialized training events. Using the BindTuning Filters web part, give users the ability to filter training offerings by any number of filters. For our Partners, we created a tab in Teams where they can access previously recorded meetings and training sessions, on-demand.

BindTuning Filters web part

Get started in Teams

It’s easy to get started. Create an account and download a free 30-day trial of the BindTuning web parts for Teams. You get ALL of the web parts during the trial period – everything you need to build the above scenarios plus many more. Installation is straightforward with detailed instructions on how to install the web parts to Teams.

Hope this gave you some inspiration! We’d love to hear from you – let us know what you build in Microsoft Teams! For more information about Microsoft Teams, schedule a quick 1/2 hour demo:

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ESPC 2018 – My BindTuning Template Contest

Submit your Office 365 template idea for a chance to win it AND Clutch, our new provisioning engine desktop app!

To celebrate the release of Clutch, the provisioning engine for Office 365 and all new BindTuning Templates, we’ll be hosting a contest for the most creative BindTuning template idea. The winning template idea will be built by the BindTuning team.

BindTuning Templates

BindTuning templates are shared workspaces and landing pages based on pre-configured business scenarios. Lists, documents, tasks and all content are automatically organized. Professional designs, responsive layouts and dynamic web parts enrich the user experience. Flexible and customizable. Change anything you want, anytime. Easily accessible in the Clutch, provisioning engine desktop app for Office 365.

The Prize

If your template idea is chosen, not only will you win the template, but you’ll also win a free 1-year subscription of Clutch* – a new desktop app that deploys and provisions BindTuning web parts, themes, templates, and tools in a single step – INCLUDING 3 additional, pre-configured templates that are included within Clutch — Basic Landing Page, Project Workspace, and GDPR Activity Hub.

How to Submit Your Idea

  1. Submit your template idea using the form below. It can be specific to your business or industry. Get creative!
  2. Share your participation on Twitter under #mybindtuningtemplate.

The winner will be announced via email and will be featured on the BindTuning Blog and Twitter account under #mybindtuningtemplate.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The contest begins on April 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM UTC and ends on May 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM UTC.
  2. All entries must be submitted through academy.bindtuning.com.
  3. There will be only one winner selected amongst all submissions.
  4. By submitting a template idea, you are granting BindTuning permission to use this template idea within their marketing materials.
  5. BindTuning reserves the right to market the template.
  6. All decisions relating to the administration of the competition, including, but not limited to, nomination, selection of winners, publication or any other decision, shall be made by BindTuning at our sole discretion.

*You get 1 year of the Clutch Enterprise Subscription for one admin user and the winning template, plus the other templates included in the subscription – Basic Landing Page, Project Workspace and GDPR Activity Hub.

Look for BindTuning at the European SharePoint Conference 2018 – Copenhagen November 26-29, 2018. Stop by our booth and get a demo of Clutch and our new Templates, including the winner of this contest!